Public Affairs, B.Sc.

Public Affairs, B.Sc.

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If you’re interested in government, sociology, and economics, then a bachelor's degree in public affairs might be right for you. By examining the complex and evolving challenges inherent to public administration, this interdisciplinary program helps you cultivate strong analytical and decision-making skills.

About

Featuring courses on social change, crisis communications, economic growth, and civil liberties, this dynamic program helps you build the skills that are required to pursue a career in government, public affairs, criminal justice, social service, education, or community development. By selecting from five degree specializationsâ€â€in public health, public administration, pre-law, justice studies, or international affairs you can focus on the area that best meets your professional and academic goals.

Career Outlook

The Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs degree program prepares graduates for careers in public service or for advanced study in law, social sciences, or public affairs. The job outlook for public affairs professionals is very good, with companies in highly regulated industries continually seeking skilled professionals who can help align public policy messages.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    160 Credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Major Courses
  • Sociology 2
  • Poverty, Power, and Social Change
  • Organizational Communication
  • Crisis Communications
  • Employment Law
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Health Planning and Regulation
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • American Foreign Policy
  • Race and Ethnicity

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Online application
  • Academic transcripts
  • Transfer credit documentation: should be submitted with your application material
    • Academic transcripts from each institution you previously attended:
      • Official U.S. transcripts: if you applied previously earned credit toward your earned associate degree, you must request transcripts from each institution you attended.
      • Official foreign transcripts: must include English translation
    • College-level examinations: official examination score(s)
    • Military evaluation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

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    62280 USD/year
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    62280 USD/year
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Funding

Many students, both full- and part-time, will qualify for some form of financial aid or scholarships. We encourage all students who apply for admission to seek out these opportunities. We hope to assist you in reaching your goals to become a student at Northeastern University.

Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship

The Bunker Hill Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Bunker Hill Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship

The Community College Technology & Engineering Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to pursue an engineering and/or technology program that aligns with today’s industry needs.

Fast Track Your Education Scholarship

The Fast Track Your Education Scholarship is an opportunity for students who have been in the workforce for five or more years, have an associate degree or an equivalent of 60 semester hours (or 80 quarter hours) of transferrable credits, and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree in a fast-track format at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

Global Excellence Scholarship

The Global Excellence Scholarship was created to support students interested in global peer-to-peer learning by engaging with students from countries around the globe in the Bachelor of Science in Leadership – Global Classroom or the Bachelor of Science in Finance & Accounting Management – Global Classroom degree completion program.

Mass Bay Community College Scholarship

The Mass Bay Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Mass Bay Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degrees at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Professional Information Technology Scholarship

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Roxbury Community College Scholarship

The Roxbury Community College Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for associate degree graduates from Roxbury Community College who are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University.

Urban Education Community College Scholarship

The Urban Education Community College Scholarship was created to support bachelor’s degree-seeking students who intend to become teachers in urban schools.

Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship

The Working Professionals Education Advancement Scholarship is a scholarship opportunity for professionals who have been in the workforce for 10 or more years and are seeking to complete their bachelor’s degree at the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University.

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